Club Deportivo Alcoyano, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Alcoy, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Founded in 1928 it plays in Primera División RFEF – Group 2, holding home games in Estadio El Collao, with a 4,850-seat capacity.[2] The team is also known by its name in Valencian, Alcoià.

Alcoyano
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Full nameClub Deportivo Alcoyano
Nickname(s)Deportivo
Founded13 September 1928; 94 years ago (13 September 1928)
GroundEl Collao, Alcoy,
Valencian Community, Spain
Capacity4,850[1]
PresidentJuan Serrano
Head coachVicente Parras
League1ª RFEF – Group 2
2021–221ª RFEF – Group 2, 11th of 20

A simile exists in Spanish which includes the name of this football club, "Tener más moral que el Alcoyano" ("To have more morale than Alcoyano"). The phrase possibly originated in the 1950s, when Alcoyano were losing a game by 0–13 at home but never gave up, still trying hard to score at the end of the match. However, this is disputed by some historians, with the origins being somewhat unclear.[3] The official anthem of the club is "La moral del Alcoyano" (Alcoyano moral), music by Miguel Peidró and Jaime Lloret and lyrics by Armando Santacreu. It was composed in 1979 for the 50th anniversary of the club. In 2004, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the club, the music was modernized and the anthem performed by the singer José Zamora.[4]

HistoryEdit

The city of Alcoy had a very important club, the Boxing Club Deportivo Alcoyano. In 1927 its football section won a large number of games against major clubs which led to the formation of the football club.[5] Club Deportivo Alcoyano saw the light in 1928, after a merger between two clubs in the city, Levante and Racing. However, it only joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation four years later.

In 1942, the club first reached the Segunda División, going on to alternate between that level and the top flight in the subsequent years. Their debut in the latter took place with a 2–3 home loss against Real Murcia, in an eventual relegation, as second from bottom. In that season the club got only 8 points and conceded 28 goals in 14 games played, the worst result among 8 teams.[6] For the first time in history Alcoyano reached La Liga, first Spanish division, in 1945 by winning Segunda División.[7]

In 1947–48, Alcoyano maintained its first division status for the only time in its history, even finishing higher than Real Madrid. That season was the best in Alcoyano's history – the club finished in 10th position in La Liga.[7] The following forty years, however, were spent mainly in the third and fourth divisions, with very brief spells in level two. In the 1953-54 season Alcoyano was relegated to the Tercera División for the first time in its history.[7] In the 1954-55 season the club reached first place in the Group 10 of Tercera División, but failed to promote back to Segunda División B.[8]

Alcoyano returned to the third category for 2004–05, consistently reached the promotion play-offs, and consistently failed to be promoted. In the 2005–06 season, the team also had a good run in the Spanish Cup, beating RCD Mallorca 4–1 and losing by just one goal (0–1) in the fourth round against Atlético Madrid.

In June 2011, 42 years after, Alcoyano finally returned to the second division, after finishing in third position in the regular season, and disposing of Real Madrid Castilla, SD Eibar and CD Lugo in the promotion playoffs. However, the club spent only one season in the second division and relegated back to Segunda División B.[9] On 1 August 2014, the club completed the transformation process into "Public Limited Sports Company" (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva).[7]

In the 2018–19 season, Alcoyano club finished 16th in the Segunda División B, Group 3, close to the relegation place.[10]

On 20 January 2021, Alcoyano made history by eliminating Spanish giants and reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid from the 2020–21 Copa del Rey, beating them 2–1 at home.[11]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1941–42 3 1ª Reg. 1st
1942–43 2 8th
1943–44 2 4th
1944–45 2 1st
1945–46 1 13th
1946–47 2 1st
1947–48 1 10th
1948–49 1 13th
1949–50 2 1st
1950–51 1 15th
1951–52 2 3rd
1952–53 2 7th
1953–54 2 14th
1954–55 3 1st
1955–56 3 4th
1956–57 3 1st
1957–58 2 18th
1958–59 3 5th
1959–60 3 6th
1960–61 3 3rd
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1961–62 3 2nd
1962–63 3 2nd
1963–64 3 9th
1964–65 3 3rd
1965–66 3 6th
1966–67 3 1st
1967–68 2 3rd
1968–69 2 13th
1969–70 3 3rd
1970–71 3 6th
1971–72 3 4th
1972–73 3 7th
1973–74 3 16th
1974–75 4 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1975–76 4 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1976–77 4 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1977–78 4 4th
1978–79 4 4th
1979–80 4 10th
1980–81 4 5th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1981–82 4 1st
1982–83 3 2ª B 7th
1983–84 3 2ª B 8th
1984–85 3 2ª B 8th
1985–86 3 2ª B 5th
1986–87 3 2ª B 12th
1987–88 3 2ª B 10th
1988–89 3 2ª B 9th
1989–90 3 2ª B 4th
1990–91 3 2ª B 4th
1991–92 3 2ª B 9th
1992–93 3 2ª B 14th
1993–94 3 2ª B 9th
1994/95 3 2ª B 8th
1995–96 3 2ª B 17th
1996–97 4 1st
1997–98 4 7th
1998–99 4 3rd
1999–2000 4 12th
2000–01 4 17th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
2001–02 4 10th
2002–03 4 5th
2003–04 4 2nd
2004–05 3 2ª B 7th
2005–06 3 2ª B 5th Fourth round
2006–07 3 2ª B 3rd Third round
2007–08 3 2ª B 9th Round of 32
2008–09 3 2ª B 1st
2009–10 3 2ª B 4th Round of 32
2010–11 3 2ª B 3rd Second round
2011–12 2 21st Third round
2012–13 3 2ª B 4th Round of 32
2013–14 3 2ª B 6th First round
2014–15 3 2ª B 6th Round of 32
2015–16 3 2ª B 6th First round
2016–17 3 2ª B 2nd Second round
2017–18 3 2ª B 13th Second round
2018–19 3 2ª B 16th
2019–20 4 1st
2020–21 3 2ª B 2nd / 5th Round of 16
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
2021–22 3 1ª RFEF 11th Round of 32
2022–23 3 1ª RFEF

Current squadEdit

As of 5 September 2022.[12]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Miguel Bañuz
2 DF   ESP Primi Férriz
4 DF   ESP Álvaro Vega
5 DF   ESP Raúl González (captain)
6 MF   ESP Fran Miranda
7 DF   ESP José Antonio Soler
8 MF   ESP Juanan Casanova
9 FW   ESP Raúl González
10 FW   ESP Agüero
11 DF   ESP Fran Varela
12 MF   ESP Sergio Moyita (on loan from Deinze)
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK   SVN Tomaž Stopajnik
14 FW   ESP Koke Sáiz
15 FW   ESP Pedro Sánchez
16 DF   ESP Lillo Castellano
17 MF   ESP Adrián Armental
18 DF   ESP Pablo Carbonell
19 FW   ESP Raúl Alcaina
20 MF   ESP Imanol García
22 FW   ESP Rubio
23 MF   ESP Víctor Revert

Reserve teamEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF   ESP Jorge Pastor
25 FW   ESP Javi Montava
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF   ESP Carlos Rueda
27 MF   ESP Carles Peris

Famous playersEdit

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

Famous coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Análisis de los rivales del grupo del Conquense - Detalles - Voces de Cuenca". www.vocesdecuenca.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Instalaciones | Club Deportivo Alcoyano | Web oficial". www.cdalcoyano.com. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ Más moral que el Alcoyano (More morale than Alcoyano) Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "HIMNO | Club Deportivo Alcoyano | Web oficial". www.cdalcoyano.com. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Historia del CD Alcoyano | Club Deportivo Alcoyano | Web oficial". www.cdalcoyano.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Histórico Alcoyano - Segunda División G 3 1942/1943". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "Historia del CD Alcoyano | Club Deportivo Alcoyano | Web oficial". www.cdalcoyano.com. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Histórico Alcoyano - Tercera División G 10 1955/1956". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Histórico Alcoyano - Tercera División G 6". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Histórico Alcoyano - Tercera División G 6". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Alcoyano 2-1 Real Madrid, Copa del Rey: results, summary and goals". AS.com. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Jugadores- Club Deportivo Alcoyano". www.cdalcoyano.com. Retrieved 27 October 2021.

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